Violence across borders: Familism, hegemonic masculinity, and self-sacrificing femininity in the lives of Mexican and Peruvian migrants

M. Cristina Alcalde

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Abstract

This article focuses on the experiences of intimate partner violence of intranational migrants in Lima, Peru and international undocumented Mexican immigrants in Austin, Texas. Employing a feminist and ecological approach, I explore both ways in which the experiences of women in each setting differ as well as commonalities in cultural beliefs in women's lives across borders. I suggest that an analysis of the role of familism, hegemonic masculinity, and self-sacrificing femininity as hegemonic and transnational values that inform Mexican and Peruvian women's lives contributes to a richer understanding of domestic violence among Latin American women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-68
Number of pages21
JournalLatino Studies
Volume8
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2010

Keywords

  • Domestic violence
  • Familism
  • Gender roles
  • Mexico
  • Migration
  • Peru

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cultural Studies
  • History
  • Sociology and Political Science

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